I was rinsing vegetables for my supper, and I turned from the sink to reach for a towel, and I saw Dorothy.
His wife, Colleen, had been rinsing plates at the sink and putting them in the dishwasher.
Mouth-washes, it must be remembered, are as much used for rinsing the mouth after smoking as for a dentifrice.
The washing and rinsing had to take place in the sacristy itself.
Wash the inside with a cloth, rinsing thoroughly, allowing plenty of water to run through the turkey.
The mere Gabet, now free of her rheumatism, was able to help in the soaping and rinsing.
Have two pans half full of water; one with soapy water, the other with clear hot water for rinsing.
Which of them, if any, would it have been well to put in the rinsing water?
This process expels suds that rinsing cannot remove: it must be done very dexterously to avoid tearing or damaging the material.
It will then be possible to mop up a little more of the rinsing liquid.
c.1300 "subject to light washing; wash with water only" (mid-13c. in surname Rinsfet), from Old French reincier (transitive) "to wash, cleanse" (12c., Modern French rincer), probably dissimilated from recincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiare "to make fresh, to wash, cleanse with water," from Late Latin recentare "to make fresh," from Latin recens "new, fresh" (see recent). OED says similarity in form and sense with Old Norse hreinsa is "prob[ably] accidental." Meaning "wash a second time to remove remaining impurities, soap, etc." is from 1520s. Related: Rinsed; rinsing.
1837, from rinse (v.). As a hair treatment, by 1928.